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Radical sect claims Nigeria blasts

A radical Islamist sect has claimed responsibility for two bombings that killed at least seven people at the offices of a major Nigerian newspaper.

In a statement published on the Premium Times website, a spokesman for Boko Haram said it would attack the media again over what the group felt was inaccurate coverage.

A journalist with long-standing ties to the sect later said the statement came from the group.

A suicide bomber attacked the Abuja office of the ThisDay newspaper, as another bomber attacked an office that ThisDay shared with other newspapers in Kaduna.

Boko Haram has been blamed for hundreds of deaths in Nigeria this year alone.


From Belfast Telegraph